Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Other||
I vote for the alley-oop and chirping-Denzel-Valentine mashup gif.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Cock-eyed judges||
Oh, if only these cock-eyed judges you spoke of were as prevalent as you imply. My job as an attorney would be much easier. I guess that also means my skills would be in less demand...
Hooray lack of cock-eyed judges!
The fact that the judge will likely not decide this on summary judgment - to the extent that the article's assessment is true - may end up being the only victory the NCAA is after. Putting a complicated matter like this in front of a jury will likely turn this case into a crapshoot, in my estimation. A crapshoot might be the best chance the NCAA could have hoped for.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I agree||
I agree re: THJ being a lone bright spot for the Knicks this year. It's a shame that Dolan/Woodson are so incompetent that they insist that JR Smith still get 30+ minutes/game and cut into Hardaway's playing time.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Perhaps||
Perhaps my ctrl + f function was not working but I found the same thing.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||#NODISRESPECTTOAARONCRAFT||
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Northeast||
College Football will always be an also-ran here in the northeast. It's just not in most families' blood and there's little to indicate that the traditions will change anytime soon. People here get up for NFL Sundays big-time - the local bars are packed, people are wearing jerseys. Saturdays when I venture out in my Denard jersey people look at me like I have 8 heads and clearly some suspect I must have confused my days of the week.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Semantics||
I think your quibble is semantics-based but I don't think saying it's "up for grabs" is a mischaracterization of what he said. I think we implicitly extract more meaning from that phrase than is actually there. An open competition means "up for grabs" essentially. Every starting job should always be up for grabs, really.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke's comments||
I think anyone who is begrudging Hoke's comments to the media needs a bit of a reality check. In an ideal world Hoke is able to tell us the truth and avoid any involvement in this matter, but this is not an ideal world.
While possible he did not hear from his own counsel or the AD's counsel on this matter, I find that difficult to believe. Assuming he did, there is no way - I cannot emphasize this enough - that they advised him to say anything that might implicate Gibbons' disciplinary proceedings or suggest that something larger was at play. No comment or "team rules" is an option I suppose, but one that would only invite further inquiry. If I'm counsel, I'm not risking further inquiry and a potential lawsuit against Hoke for defamation, or the University for violation of FERPA or any other privacy act because Hoke "owes the fans/media honesty." Sure, "no comment" isn't a violation of FERPA or any other regulations, but don't think that a crafty Plaintiff's attorney doesn't file a garbage Complaint capable of avoiding early dismissal based on the suspicion that comment engenders. Is the idea that they would vaguely mention a possible injury - which is probably vaguely true to most players on the team anyway - and allow the entire disciplinary process to resolve itself really that abhorrent?
If Hoke lied to players, parents' players, the University, investigators, etc. in an effort to protect Gibbons' butt, then go ahead and take issue with him. However, I don't see what the great travesty is that Hoke, probably upon the advice of counsel, possibly evaded the issue and fudged a response, claiming a "false" injury, in a media press conference. Football press conferences and "honesty with fans" are never going to take precedence over Hoke's or the University's legal concerns, and frankly, I don't really think they should. Brady Hoke is not your father. You will get over his misdirection - if in fact it is misdirection.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm fine with that||
I don't think Hoke maybe fudging at a press conference to avoid disclosing something as scandalous and potentially contentious as that is a black mark on Hoke. Perhaps the University lawyers advised him not to disseminate that information. It's not Hoke's job to tell everyone about a punishment levied by the University that doesn't arise out of his playing football.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Well||
Not exactly a HOT TAKE but I would encourage everyone to reserve judgment on how the University handled this until more facts come to light. Obviously the delay in judgment seems strange - and may very well be due to mismanagement on the part of the University - but there's no need to weigh in now when clearly all, or even a majority of, the facts surrounding this matter have not yet surfaced.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Nope - Doesn't attach||
It does not preclude subsequent civil proceedings or administrative proceedings against a person who has already been prosecuted for the same act or omission.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Enjoy||
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Well||
He was never tried or charged with those crimes. There's no double jeopardy. Also, the University of Michigan is not a court of law which triggers all of your constitutional rights that attach in a criminal proceeding.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||To be fair to MSU Students||
To be fair to MSU Students- I can't believe I just said that - searching RCMB to determine what MSU kids call Stauskas is like searching MLive to see what Michigan students called Jeff Smoker.
Though thank you for linking to that thread - it is VERY unintentionally funny in retrospect.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah, what a new, topical spin on the Knicks' season. Hilarious! Did he make any ESPN loves Tebow cracks, too?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Caris at PG||
I don't mind having Caris guard the opposing team's point guard, obviously, but Caris getting extended play at the point would be a disaster. His court vision is awful. Seriously, watch his head when he drives the line - 95% of the time and you'll see him charging forward with his head down. I like Caris' defensive play but I am wary of his utility as an offensive player. He can take the ball to the hole but he's not incredible at that aspect to the point that it outweighs his other offensive inefficiencies in my opinion. It's a shame that he appears to be the mirror opposite of Spike, whose lack of defensive prowess often overcomes his incredible ballhandling and passing skills which make him the ideal point for this team offensively.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||What is the minimum needed for tourney?||
With the OOC primarily over and Michigan sitting at 4 losses and no real marquee wins, what does Michigan need to do, bare minimum, to make the tourney? They'll need to get at least 2 wins, probably 3 against OSU, MSU and Wisconsin, right? And make it to 19 wins?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||What?||
The premise that an enjoyable product = great profits is incredibly faulty. They serve burgers and fries at fast food prices and pay a premium for quality products. It is not a high margin business. Perhaps they are not great business people or don't market effectively.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||You lost me||
You lost me at "unbearable Gus Johnson."
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Sigh||
Remember when this message board used to be great?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
I can't say I'm surprised. Sure, UConn played us close, but have we all forgotten the absurdity that was blowing your final two timeouts consecutively before a 4th and 30 attempt instead of keeping both timeouts and trying for a stop on defense (either after a 4th down conversion try or a punt)? I was flabberghasted when that happened. That was some serious Andy Reid game management ish right there.
|25 weeks 17 hours ago||I like your enthusiasm||
I like your enthusiasm but Florida "sucks right now" is a bit extreme - particularly given our 4 point squeaker over Akron - and there is nothing to suggest Alabama is going to be hit with anything other than a stern warning.
Don't jinx it.
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||Hoboken, New Jersey||
Would someone who can please add "Village Poorhouse" in Hoboken, New Jersey. It is where the North Jersey Alumni Association is going to be holding their game watching events this fall. I would do it myself but I don't think I can (as per the map) nor do I know how to.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||Thanks||
Thanks. Yes, I had forgotten about good ol' WOLV-TV. I'm just assuming that these days football, basketball, hockey, baseball and softball are all off limits for live student broadcasting thanks to BIG B1G.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||Turco Video||
I'm just assuming that Turco video is being narrated by the WCBN announcers?
Oh to be young and able to go to Michigan sporting events for free under the guise of "broadcasting" again.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I really hope||
I really hope Louis Freeh files a frivolous claim notice against them so that all his legal bills are paid by these idiots. The Paternos look like raving lunatics suing everyone who doesn't agree with their clearly biased opinion on the matter. This has gone beyond simple "defending your father's honor" at this point.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Rave Adult||
Ahhh, rave adult. Do they make those? If so, I imagine they are terrible.
|42 weeks 12 hours ago||Very Rembert Explains||
Very Rembert Explains of you. Two thumbs way up.
It's a really a shame that the NCAA's draconian rulebook prevents Jay from reaping the millions he's clearly about to earn from his rap career while simultaneously participating as a scholarship D-I football player. Breaks your heart that he's forced to choose which lucrative venture he'll pursue as opposed to exposing us to the many talents of this true renaissance man.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Krislov was a great prof||
Had Marvin Krislov for a great law class (focusing on political jurisprudence) while I was an undergrad at UofM. Incredibly smart guy. I credit that class to motivating me to become an attorney. I think he'd make for a great president - though, Mary Sue is surely a very tough act to follow.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't say it justified it.||
I think you're misconstruing what I said. I didn't say it justified it, just that it seemed to go beyond setting fires after your actual school lost the national title. To me, something termed a bomb seems more dangerous but I have never made one - "works" or otherwise - so I can't really speak on that front. I also think the fact that it was to celebrate a loss by your rival, one that you weren't even involved in and were in no direct way affected by, pushed this whole concept to another level.